Do you use an Antivirus Program?

Discussion in 'General Software Discussion' started by cozumel, May 13, 2007.

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Do you have antirus software installed on your rig?

  1. Yes, its absolutely vital for security

    81.4%
  2. Yes, but I'm not sure what a virus is

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    0.0%
  3. No, its not needed and is a waste of money

    16.3%
  4. No, what's a virus and what does it do?

    2.3%
  1. technonerd

    technonerd New Member

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    You may be very careful but sometimes virus can go in your system without you realizing it.
     
  2. Lowfat

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    what's a virus?
     
  3. Teme

    Teme Super Moderator

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    From Wikipedia :

    A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user. The original may modify the copies or the copies may modify themselves, as occurs in a metamorphic virus. A virus can only spread from one computer to another when its host is taken to the uninfected computer, for instance by a user sending it over a network or carrying it on a removable medium such as a floppy disk, CD, or USB drive. Additionally, viruses can spread to other computers by infecting files on a network file system or a file system that is accessed by another computer. Viruses are sometimes confused with computer worms and Trojan horses. A worm, however, can spread itself to other computers without needing to be transferred as part of a host. A Trojan horse is a file that appears harmless until executed. In contrast to viruses, Trojan horses do not insert their code into other computer files. Many personal computers are now connected to the Internet and to local-area networks, facilitating their spread. Today's viruses may also take advantage of network services such as the World Wide Web, e-mail, and file sharing systems to spread, blurring the line between viruses and worms. Furthermore, some sources use an alternative terminology in which a virus is any form of self-replicating malware.
     

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